Historical Oboes Modern Oboe Recorder
Acclaimed for his expressive performances, oboist Matthew Hudgens performs as a chamber, orchestral, and solo musician across the United States and abroad. Matthew specializes on period oboes ranging from the renaissance, baroque, and classical eras, as well as actively performing on recorder and modern oboes. Matthew Hudgens received a Bachelors of Music from East Tennessee State University, a Masters of Music from University of North Texas, and a Masters in Historical Performance from The Juilliard School.
Matthew plays with a number of leading baroque ensembles across the United States including; Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Bach Vespers, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, California Bach Society, American Bach Soloists, and Seattle Baroque, to name a few.
Mr. Hudgens is also an avid modern player, having played on several recordings with the Grammy-nominated North Texas Wind Symphony and Lone Star Wind Orchestra. Matthew is also an original member of the Maryland Chamber Winds, an ensemble that “seeks to enrich our community through high-quality performances of contemporary and classical wind chamber music, educational programs, and commissioning projects.” The MCW released their debut album Preludes + Recitations in October 2020, their second album and EP will be released in 2023/24. As an modern orchestral musician, Mr. Hudgens has preformed with the Grand Junction Symphony, Johnson City Symphony, and was selected as runner-up for principal oboe of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
Aside from performing, Mr. Hudgens is an active teacher. He has held an oboe studio of 45 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for more than two years. He has taught master classes from beginning to collegiate students, and continues to teach in Portland, Oregon where he currently resides.